The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

January 22, 2007

Single-car accident leaves Craigsville man dead

A 25-year-old Nicholas County man was killed and a teenager was injured as the result of a Friday afternoon accident, according to a release from the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department.

The accident occurred just after 3 p.m. when a 1987 Dodge van driven by a 17-year-old Craigsville male, went off the road on W.Va. 55, striking an embankment and ejecting both the driver and the passenger, Robert G. Forga, 25, also of Craigsville.

The passenger was transported to Summersville Memorial Hospital and Forga was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center where he died Saturday.

The condition of the driver is unknown.

According to the release, charges are pending against the driver.

— E-mail: mjames@register-herald.com

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